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Patron Handbook: Information Commons

Policies and general information about using the library.

Information Commons

The Information Commons, located on the 2nd floor of the Darling Library, is a research center and computer lab available for Hope International University student, faculty, and staff use during all hours of library operations.

Trained staff are available to assist with printing and some technical troubleshooting.

Network access is required to log in to the IC computers, the library's WiFi, and the PaperCut printing service.


The library's wireless network is managed and maintained by the Information Technology department. Library personnel can give you the WiFi passcode. Contact IT if you have trouble connecting to the network. 

Phone: (714) 879-3901, ext. 2607

Email: [email protected]


Flat bed scanners are available for use in the Information Commons. Images can be saved as pdf or jpg in black and white or color.

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Printing is available using the the Information Commons computers or your personal laptop:

  • Black & White - 5¢/page (10¢ 2-sided)
  • colo- 15¢/page (20¢ for 2-sided)

Students may use the PaperCut system with their ID card.

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The library has a copier for public use on the 1st floor for 10¢ per page. Cash only.

(Please refer to the Copyright Guide for questions about making and using copies for educational purposes:

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IC Features


  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • USB ports
  • CD-R/RW drives


  • S.P.S.S. – Statistical analysis software
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Web browsers


  • Black & White
  • color


  • Headphones
  • Scanners (2)